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. then vice-president joe biden. then ann romney campaigned for her husband in florida. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is making a number of stops in ohio. here, he speaks to supporters in zanesville. this is about 30 minutes. we begin with remarks by ohio governor john k. asek. [applause] >> how you doing out here, huh? we are more excited. paul ryan is here, the next vice president of the united states. my wife and my children are here. would you give them all round of applause? they have to put up with all of this. you know the situation. we are doing better. i hope you agree we are doing better. and we went from a loss of 400,000 jobs and we are up 112,000 now. we went from $8 billion in the hole to a balanced budget. not bad, huh? we are now the number four job creator in the united states and number 1 in the midwest. why? because of all of you. but the problem we have -- every day i think about these numbers and these headwinds that keep pushing us back. and the head winds are coming from washington. there are a lot of people here that are small business people.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> vice president joe biden and his wife campaign in lynchburg, virginia. their son, delaware attorney- general beau biden was scheduled to attend but did not because the delaware national guard was called up to prepare for hurricane sandy. this is about 35 minutes. >> hello. thank you. hello, everyone. it is great to be here in virginia. most of all, i want to thank all of you for everything you are doing for this campaign. as i travel around the country, i see this campaign is connecting to people in a very real way. isn't this about people's lives? [applause] i feel the same way. even if joe weren't on this ticket, i would still be working hard for this election. i teach english and writing full-time at a community college right here in virginia. [applause] that is why i am so grateful that president obama and my husband are making quality investments to move us forward on education. i'm also involved in this election as a woman who cares about the direction of our country. i have seen barack and joe said that for our rights and freedoms every single da
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] runaway train ♪ ♪ runaway train ♪ >> and now vice president joe biden is in virginia. the delaware national card was called to prepare for hurricane sandy. this is about 35 minutes. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> thank you. thank you. hello, everyone. it is great to be here in virginia. most of all, i want to thank all of you for everything you are doing for this campaign. as i travel around the country, i see that this campaign is connected to people in a very real way. isn't this about people's lives? i feel the same way. even if joe were not on this ticket, i would still be working hard for this election. [applause] i would do it because of the community college right here in virginia. [applause] that is i i am so grateful that president obama and my husband are making quality investments to move us forward on education. [applause] i am also involved in this election as a woman who cares about the direction of this country. i see barack and joe stand up for our freedoms every single day. the very first bill president obama signed was the ledbetter fair pay act. [applause] the pres
. >> bill: exactly. president obama sidelined because of hurricane sandy, but joe biden still out there, michelle obama out there, and the big dog himself bill clinton. >> oh, yeah yeah. >> bill: he raised an issue yesterday, i think he was in wisconsin or iowa -- >> minnesota. >> if i couldn't campaign, i think bill clinton would be a pretty good stand in. >> yes. >> bill: here is bill clinton. >> there are mayors who are being told you have to move these houses back from the ocean climate change is going to raise the water levels on a permanent basis. >> bill: let's get through the immediate relief efforts, and people are going to say, see climate change, see these water levels, this will be full-time levels, right? >> he managed to work in too that many of them are respects. >> bill: yeah, and bill clinton says i don't know why am i working so hard. >> i have worked very hard in this election, and i'm not running for anything. [ laughter ] >> bill: but some people is saying he has his eye on 2016 not for him, but somebody close to him. [ laughter ] >> bill:
romney. >> governor romney will be in florida for these three rallies. also, vice-president joe biden. there it is. we will show you governor romney in florida with jeb bush. and joe biden, look for coverage today of around 3:00 p.m. eastern time on c-span, a campaign rally in that state. also, fast forwarding to this friday, when the jobs report comes out, could that be a game changer? >> i do not think so. we have noticed that over the last several months, good news or bad news, these jobs reports are not really moving numbers. largely because the average american does not really pay attention to them. they know, vaguely, that personal unemployment is high and their own situation is not good. their view of the economy will not be changed by the bureau of labor statistics. it will be how their family is doing financially. those are the most obvious economic indicators. if this jobs report is bad news or great news, first of all i do not think that a lot of people will pay attention. second of all, a significant amount of people have already voted. millions in florida, millions in ohi
, and we hope to hear more. [applause] >> joe biden canceled a virginia beach appearance today. he will be in lynchburg in half an hour. his son was said to be there but has canceled his plans and will stay in delaware instead. the vice president continues on tuesday to ohio. congressman ryan is spending the weekend in ohio on a four hundred mile bus tour. we showed you heard it -- showed you his appearance earlier. mitt romney has canceled a number of events tomorrow and is instead campaigning in ohio with paul ryan. on monday, obama will head to the florida institute of technology. in about half an hour, we will take you live to lynchburg for the event with vice-president joe biden and his wife. until then, a look at the battleground state of north carolina from this morning's "washington journal. tell us what makes north carolina battleground state. guest: traditionally, it has been a red state. it is moving more and more into a competitive state, and there are several reasons why. one of the things our organization does is ask every year the voters where they stand in terms of
, because of weather concerns. vice president joe biden was supposed to be heading to virginia beach tomorrow. he's canceled that. so i think we shouldn't be surprised. they're keeping their eye on the storm and i would expect we'll be seeing more changes. >>> let us know what you think. follow me on twitter. i'm tweeting tonight. >>> more raw politics next, starting with who's got the enthusiasm edge. four years ago, obama voters were fired up ready to go. four years later, are voters fired up to fire him? gary tuchman takes the pulse. we're also talk to mary matalin and james carville. @p@p >>> welcome back. just a quick reminder about our breaking news. we're continuing to track hurricane sandy. we will talk with chad myers who is monitoring developments in weather center. we'll check back with him shortly. as we mentioned the storm threatens if nothing else to rain out significant chunks of the campaigns' final stretch. turnout is obviously going to be vital. as gary tuchman found out, enthusiasm is also going to be key. >> reporter: a day in the swing state of ohio. the electora
this evening. the president is sending the first lady there today and joe biden on thursday. i want to put up a quote from my friend rory cooper who said "the des moines register" enl dorised carter, mondale, gore and couldn't endorse another four years of obama. wow. you see folks on the left dismissing the value of this. on the right they'll make a big deal about it. i came upon a fun study from 2008. brown university economists found that when moderate papers endorse they're seen as mort credible. when a partisan paper does it, not so much. when the chicago sun times and "denver post" endorsed kerry and bush, the study found 3% of readers switched voting allegiance. they flipped their allegiances in 2000. i have to say, i think an interesting number that matters is when you compare the endorsement numbers, obama has 34 endorsement from major, significant papers. romney has 27. look at the circulation of those endorsements. obama's total just over 9 million readers. >> 27? >> and mitt romney is at 27 and not 7. his total circulation just under 5 million. so i don't know that this is a scien
instead to invent problems with it" and vice president joe biden, he was red hot yesterday condemning mitt romney. here he is saying desperation. >> g.m. is back! chrysler is the fastest-growing automaker in the world. what's happened? what's ryan's and romney's response? desperation. desperation. >> bill: yeah and vice president biden, he didn't call it misleading. he didn't call it exaggeration. he called it exactly what it is. >> that's what the ad says. it is an outrageous lie. a lie. a lie that is so deceptive and so blatantly untrue that the chrysler corporation including the chairman of the board of chrysler, they actually spoke up. they don't want to get involved in presidential politics. but they spoke up. they called it -- i'm going to quote -- "a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats." [ laughter ] >> bill: it just shows you to what lengths mitt romney will go. say anything, do anything, tell any lie. here's my question to you. do you think it will work? do
. is a fatal mistake for the nation of israel if they except the idea i heard out of vice president joe biden that he thinks that is as much as four years away before iran has a nuclear. we cannot tolerate that and let that happen. but i do not have my hands and the intel that tells us when it happens. here's what i said -- i would recommend to the president that he say, mr. ahmadinejad -- this will be from good intel, when they will get there. that will send a message, we will work so that you can save face as an individual and nation, we will do it diplomatically, but we will deconstruct your nuclear endeavor. if not, when that day arrives in the calendar, it is over. we cannot let them get a nuclear weapon. >> mrs. vilsack, president obama has approved the use of unmanned drones to fight terrorists around the world -- that concerns some members of your party. are you concerned about that? >> not particularly. i think it is part of a strategy i am talking about -- there are a lot of different things that we need to be able to do. there are people who will be able to decide when it is the be
join me sunday night at 5:00 and 7:00 for a special "hardball" with vice president joe biden. coming up next, "the ed show" >> it makes october the 32nd straight month of private sector job growth, who would have thought it. case about the improving economy. >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars, and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> with only four days left on the campaign trail, the candidates were all over the crucial state of ohio. president obama made three different stops today in that state. then out west to springfield, ohio. then he headed north to lima, ohio. mitt romney was not going to be outdone. here is a look at another romney campaign rock concert and victory rally outside cincinnati. romney was also in wisconsin this morning, portraying himself as the candidate of change? >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same, or do
if they except the idea i heard out of vice president joe biden that he thinks that is as much as four years away before iran has a nuclear. we cannot tolerate that and let that happen. but i do not have my hands and the intel that tells us when it happens. here's what i said -- i would recommend to the president that he say, mr. ahmadinejad -- this will be from good intel, when they will get there. that will send a message, we will work so that you can save face as an individual and nation, we will do it diplomatically, but we will deconstruct your nuclear endeavor. if not, when that day arrives in the calendar, it is over. we cannot let them get a nuclear weapon. >> mrs. vilsack, president obama has approved the use of unmanned drones to fight terrorists around the world -- that concerns some members of your party. are you concerned about that? >> not particularly. i think it is part of a strategy i am talking about -- there are a lot of different things that we need to be able to do. there are people who will be able to decide when it is the best time to use drones or any of the other tools we
in youngstown, ohio. he was supposed to appear with bill clinton. instead vice-president joe biden will take its place. live coverage of that event at 3:30 eastern this afternoon on c-span. [video clip] >> if you consider that a while ago no one would ever agree to carry around a tracking device. but now we all carry around cell phone scott. -- phones. and no one would let people read their e-mail, but now all of our e-mail is stored on a server at google, gmail. we are putting our information out as a society. >> we're looking into cybersecurity and cyber warfare, the pentagon had declared cyberspace the environment of people and machines and the networks as a new domain of war and yet we realized that maybe 1 in one dows and people really understood what cyberspace was and the degree and depth of the vulnerabilities. so what we are trying to do it in the zero days a series is take pieces of it and explain the fundamentals and a platonic idea is everybody from my mom and dad to congress and people around the country can understand, and so maybe start the process of coming up with ways to defend
on monday or pardon me, tuesday, because of weather concerns. vice president joe biden was supposed to be heading to virginia beach tomorrow. he's canceled that. so i think we shouldn't be surprised. they're keeping their eye on the storm and i would expect we'll be seeing more changes. >>> let us know what you think. follow me on twitter. i'm tweeting tonight. >>> more raw politics next, starting with who's got the enthusiasm edge. four years ago, obama voters were fired up ready to go. four years later, are voters fired up to fire him? gary tuchman takes the pulse. everyone in the nicu, all the nurses wanted to watch him when he was there 118 days. everything that you thought was important to you changes in light of having a child that needs you every moment. i wouldn't trade him for the world. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. if you're caring for a child with special needs, our innovative special care program offers strategies that can help. ♪ playing a lone hand ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪
is in washington. joe biden will be there. live coverage starting at 3:30 p.m. eastern. the president's statement expected at 12:45 eastern. right now, a discussion on the cost of campaign 2012 from this morning's washington journal. that is the last comprehensive report we would get from the campaign, party committees, other groups. when they spend money, especially these outside organizations, they have to report every 24 hours but they have spent. the big picture is pretty well defined. host: the romney and obama campaigns are expected to raise $1 billion each. what does this say about the election? guest: is very hours but they have competitive and close. people are engaged and interested. the president's campaign in 2008 also got to about $1 billion, but altogether with the parties donations. for both of them to be there is extraordinary. host: walk us through what you're looking at in terms of money raised. there are other groups attracting wealthy. >> the campaigns are fairly different. the obama campaign has been very successful in fund- raising, raised $630 million so far. the romney cam
president joe biden hit it a bit closer to the mark when he joked about romney's favorite time of year out in colorado. >> folks, i want to remind you, this is the end of daylight savings time tonight. it's mitt romney's favorite time of the year because he gets to turn the clock back. >> yes, for mitt romney it's the closing hours of his six- or seven- or eight-year bid for the white house. it is a palpable feeling on the romney campaign plane that is end the near. indied, that was evident today in colorado springs with mr. and mrs. romney showing evident wear and tear, even getting a bit misty-eyed from the long flight. >> it has been quite a journey. it's coming to a close. we have three more days. >> it's no wonder emotions are running so high, particularly with new hoel o. polls out today showing romney down six in critical ohio. down two in his absolute must win florida. six, seven, eight years of campaigning and it's come down to this. romney still combing through the president's speeches trying to find anything that he might tether his message to, this time a line best served cold.
, joe biden stepped into join former president clinton on stage. both men fired up over a new ad by the romney campaign claiming that automaker jeep is planning to send american jobs to china. that's a claim that chrysler has plainly said is untrue. >> this morning before he left florida and went back to washington, he said, you know, of all the things governor romney has said, that probably hurts my feelings the most. he said you know, i never had any money when i was a kid. and the first new car i ever owned i was 30 years old and it was a jeep. i would never move jeep to china. now it turns out that jeep is reopening in china because they made so much money here they can afford to do it and they are going on with their plans here. they put out a statement today saying it was the biggest load of bull in the world that they would ever consider shutting down their american operations. they are roaring in america thanks to people like the people of ohio. >> he's running an ad in this state saying that, saying that president obama made the companies go bankrupt is now -- gave the i
.s. production to china. and joe biden accused romney of lying and causing panic among autoworkers in ohio. >> thousands of them are calling their uaw reps, "is it true, is it true? is jeep really going to leave? is the announcement they made not true? are they going to shut down our plant?" what a cynical, cynical thing to do. >> reporter: but the romney campaign does see some positive signs out there, especially in pennsylvania, minnesota and michigan. three states that have been considered solidly democratic, but where the obama campaign is now suddenly playing defense, spending more than $1 million on tv ads for the final week. diane? >> also on the campaign trail, jonathan karl. thank you, jon. >>> and coming up here next, flammable gas leaking and it's not just a danger in the storm zone. look. our experiment tonight on this invisible threat. hi, i just switched jobs, and i want to roll over my old 401(k) into a fidelity ira. man: okay, no problem. it's easy to get started; i can help you with the paperwork. um...this green line just appeared on my floor. yeah, that's fidelity helpin
. if someone could make sense of it all someone like joe biden. >> there is never been a day in the last four years i've been proud to be his vice president. not one single day. not one single day. >> greg: he is national treasure and mitt romney is making a final push in swing states. and they released a tv ad that will get heavy play in ohio. day can a look. >> i'm mitt romney and aapprove this message. >> greg: as an entertainment reporter all you care about is bradley cooper's dating habits. are you aware of an election going on. i want your bre diction. who do you think who is going to win next year? >> i'm counting down the 355 days. i can't answer your question. i am a world-renowned journalist and i strongly believe journalists should not share who they are voting for. i don't even tell my husband. my parents keep calling me. make sure you vote. i'm going to vote for the other guy. they want me at the polls. they keep reiterating it's 355 days from now. >> greg: i can figure out by voegt who you are voting by asking you. are you voting for romney? >> maybe you should give me water to
. >> reporter: stay in wisconsin now, vice president joe biden raleying democrats, taking mitt romney to task. his proms is to challenge china on foreign trade. >> i'll tell you what, romney getting tough on china got one word for it: malarkey. [ laughter ] absolute malarkey. >> reporter: finally, we know nevada. that is where republican congressman paul ryan told supporters the federal budget ends det -- and debt are looming threats for the country's future. >> we need to balance this budget. we need to get the debt under control. we have a moral obligation for the children and grandchildren to make sure they get a debt- free nation and not the one the president has in front of them. they will decide who is president the next four years. today on the trail, november 2nd, 2012. we'll bring in mark, our fox 5 political analyst. the job markets out now, they're a step in the right direction. the republicans spinning this is not good enough. how big of a difference can this make this close to the election? >> it didn't hurt the president. 171,000 jobs, that is edition, .1 of 1% unemployment went
she knows how we feel on an airplane. >> dana: all right, eric. >> eric: joe biden, i love joe. listen. ladies and gentlemen, this is a guy running all the ads here in iowa saying he is going to get tough on china. >> the cleveland plain dealer, major newspapers in this state, said it's a masterpiece in misdirection. >> eric: if you didn't catch it, in ohio saying he was in iowa. and in florida saying he was in ohio. he gets a little confused. not sure why he thinks this would happen. >> -- [ inaudible ] >> eric: i love you, you mean it. but three reasonnous won't win in 2016. ryan, rubio, or walker. >> dana: and next tuesday. he won't be able to run. after they lose on tuesday. greg? >> greg: i use the phrase that i was planning to ban, which is "pivot." meaning to turn a different direction from whatever you were doing before. obama will talk foreign policy. pivot to domestic. it means change the subject. you should only pith when you are a ballet dancer or figure skater. >> kimberly: basketball player. >> greg: does it? >> kimberly: of course, he says. >> bob: synchronizeed similarr
, mitt romney campaigns in ohio. followed by vice president joe biden and bill clinton at a rally in ohio. a look atand a look at iowa wite latest chairs. the only place to get the real deal. i like newsmakers and -- i like that the commentary is only intended to let you know what is going on. there is not opinion and i appreciate how i can see through and understand the progrming itself. and i get my analysi elsewhere. c-sps jus tout th only wato g >> justin wat c-span on comcast. c-span, brought to you as a public service by levision pvide >> as on the east coast, the candidates alter their schedules. the federal goverment is closed. president obama nad mitt romney suspended campiagn activities through tuesday. and barack obama monitors the situation with the federal emergency. mitt romney asked supporters to help victims affected by hurricane sandy. he was joined by a congressman from ohio. this is 37 minutes. ♪ >> avonake. i say, avon lake is fired up today. thank you all for being here. and i want to thank mary taylor to make sure ohio meets its potential. but they can't do it on
the vote. a very mobilized and energized based. bill clinton has been here several times, joe biden, the president, etc. we will get the job done in the next few days. host: we're talking with democratic congressman tim ryan from ohio. if you want to ask him about the race in ohio or budget committee questions, the numbers are on your screen. we still have the line open for ohio residents. 202-585-3883. a couple of comments on twitter about the jobs numbers. another comment from james. your thoughts on those comments stocks -- on those comments? guest: know what is going does say they are satisfied and we should just quit doing what we are doing. who is able to take us from where we work, a whole that was dug with some ideological policies, blow a hole in the budget deficit, and the economy collapses? i would like to ask those people. if these policies were so great, why did they not work in the last 10 years? i realize we have a lot more and permission in our society today, but it was not that long ago -- there is a lot more information in our society today. the president has dug u
are also going nonstop. vice president joe biden in colorado today, and paul ryan in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. ohio could be the biggest battleground of the election, and the race there is tight. a just released cnn-orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc "wall street journal" marist poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is speaking at a rally in mentor, ohio, in hour. dan lothian is there along with him. dan, good morning. ohio certainly critical to these candidates. what line of attack is the president expected to take there to widen his lead? >> well, you know, randi, it continues to be one that focus on the auto industry. i'm told by a campaign official that the president will continue that theme that he was pushing yesterday while campaigning here in ohio, that the auto bailout which he pushed, which he says that mitt romney did not support, helped to save thousands of jobs here in an area that the auto industry is very critical to employment here, so that's the theme that the president
and joe biden. and that's why i am convinced to my depths that ohio is going to do the right thing and the president is going to be reelected with ohio's support. >> congressman ryan, accuracy is important in your business. to stand up in front of people and say something that's flat out false, doesn't this speak to the character of mitt romney to play with people's emotions like this? >> i don't think there's any doubt about it. it does show the kind of coldness that we saw with him at bain capital. the kind of detachment when he talks about these issues. he didn't even consider the families that would have been affected in northwest ohio by his comments. they have had enough problems dealing with the romney policies, the bush economic policies, the way they have handled things. but he's not happy with that. he comes in and continues to try to scare people. this is a consistent pattern, though, ed. this is the same kind of business these republicans do. they troll around on the intern internet. they find one story that's made up and they use it. whether it's todd akin use iing lik
sent him in the first place. >> sean: here's the deal. they gotta send joe biden to pennsylvania because the polls are so close. michigan is tied, wisconsin is tied, colorado, romney is up, virginia he's up, florida he's up, and we have rasmussen now showing the moment ump has shifted in ohio. if i'm barack obama, there's no poll now moving in his direction, juan, and states that he won by huge margins, he's either tied or just slightly ahead. that's a problem for him. >> well, look. i don't think anyone debates the idea it's going to be a very close race, but the numbers you put out. >> sean: which ones? >> they're all sided. >> ask juan about the npr poll. >> go ahead, dana. >> let's talk about the npr poll. an 8-point swing? >> there's a margin of error, dana. hold on. dana was around in '08, i'm sorry, back in '04 when the poll said that kerry was going to win in a landslide. didn't happen, did it? >> thank goodness. >> that's right, dana. just think for a second. romney has never been ahead. >> sean: he's ahead now. >> in the real clear politics. >> sean: juan, juan, juan. >
" for now. join me sunday night at 5:00 and 7:00 for a special "hardball" with vice president joe biden. "politicsnation" starts right now with al sharpton. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. four days until election day. the real clear politics shows president obama with 47.4% in national polls, mitt romney has 47.3% the new york times 538 blog says that if the election were held today, the president would win 303 electoral votes and romney would win 235. 270 are needed to win the white house. the times blog gives the president an 81% chance of winning the election. romney has a 19% chance. and as of tonight, 25 million people have already voted but long lines are creating a serious situation in some parts of florida. yes, florida all over again. some people are waiting three hours or more to vote and we will be asking why governor rick scott in florida is refusing to extend hours as his predecessors have done. but we start with tonight's lead. the closer. just four days to go and president obama is sprinting to the finish line with a passionate pitch to ohio voters an
. that's what we need to hear. >> i'll use the joe biden word, malarky. >> eliot: i'm taking either one. there is still the centerpiece of the argument from the other side, the notion that austerity and you referred to the european track record, the idea that austerity would settle the crisis. in europe what has it led to. >> a deeper and deeper recession, and worse recession in comparison to the rest of the economy. the huge issue is not the deficit number itself. it's the ratio of the debt to the economy over all. if the economy is growing because government is the spender of last resort and encouraging investment, education, job training, infrastructure, that growth actually enables the debt to shrink as proportion of the economy over all. europe and particularly spain and britain are the worst examples. they embarked on austerity economics, what happens? they actually shrink their economy. they go into recession and their debt or deficit becomes a bigger problem as as the overall economy. >> eliot: i want to take snippets of this conversation and send it to every voter and that woul
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